1 Kings 1:3
New International Version
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful young woman and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

New Living Translation
So they searched throughout the land of Israel for a beautiful girl, and they found Abishag from Shunem and brought her to the king.

English Standard Version
So they sought for a beautiful young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Berean Study Bible
Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl, and they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.

New American Standard Bible
So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

King James Bible
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Christian Standard Bible
They searched for a beautiful girl throughout the territory of Israel; they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.

Good News Translation
A search was made all over Israel for a beautiful young woman, and in Shunem they found such a woman named Abishag, and brought her to the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They searched for a beautiful girl throughout the territory of Israel; they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king.

International Standard Version
So they conducted a search throughout the territory of Israel for a beautiful young woman, and Abishag the Shunammite was located and brought to the king.

NET Bible
So they looked through all Israel for a beautiful young woman and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

New Heart English Bible
So they sought for a beautiful young lady throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful, young woman. They found Abishag from Shunem and brought her to the king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

New American Standard 1977
So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel and found Abishag, a Shunammite and brought her to the king.

King James 2000 Bible
So they sought for a fair young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

American King James Version
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

American Standard Version
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So they sought for a fair damsel out of all the coasts of Israel; and they found Abisag the Somanite, and they brought her to the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So they sought a beautiful young woman in all the coasts of Israel, and they found Abisag a Sunamitess, and brought her to the king.

Darby Bible Translation
And they sought for a fair damsel throughout the territory of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

English Revised Version
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunamite, and brought her to the king.

World English Bible
So they sought for a beautiful young lady throughout all the borders of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And they seek a fair young woman in all the border of Israel, and find Abishag the Shunammite, and bring her in to the king,
Study Bible
Abishag Cares for David
2So his servants said to him, “Let us search for a young virgin for our lord the king, to attend to him and care for him and lie by his side to keep him warm.” 3Then they searched throughout Israel for a beautiful girl, and they found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king. 4The girl was unsurpassed in beauty, and she cared for the king and served him, but he had no relations with her.…
Cross References
Joshua 19:18
Their territory included Jezreel, Chesulloth, Shunem,

1 Samuel 28:4
The Philistines came together and camped at Shunem, while Saul gathered all Israel and camped at Gilboa.

1 Kings 1:2
So his servants said to him, "Let us search for a young virgin for our lord the king, to attend to him and care for him and lie by his side to keep him warm."

1 Kings 1:4
The girl was unsurpassed in beauty, and she cared for the king and served him, but he had no relations with her.

1 Kings 2:17
Adonijah replied, "Please speak to King Solomon, since he will not turn you down. Let him give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife."

1 Kings 2:21
So Bathsheba said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as his wife."

Treasury of Scripture

So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

So

Esther 2:2,4
Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: …

Abishag

1 Kings 2:17-15
And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife…

Shunammite

Joshua 19:18
And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,

1 Samuel 28:4
And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.

2 Kings 4:8,25
And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread…







Lexicon
Then they searched
וַיְבַקְשׁוּ֙ (way·ḇaq·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

throughout
בְּכֹ֖ל (bə·ḵōl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

for a beautiful
יָפָ֔ה (yā·p̄āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3303: Fair, beautiful

girl,
נַעֲרָ֣ה (na·‘ă·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5291: A girl, maiden

and they found
וַֽיִּמְצְא֗וּ (way·yim·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

Abishag
אֲבִישַׁג֙ (’ă·ḇî·šaḡ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 49: Abishag -- 'my father is a wanderer', an Israelite woman

the Shunammite
הַשּׁ֣וּנַמִּ֔ית (haš·šū·nam·mîṯ)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7767: Shunammite -- a Shunammitess

and brought
וַיָּבִ֥אוּ (way·yā·ḇi·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

her
אֹתָ֖הּ (’ō·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

to the king.
לַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king
(3) A Shunammite.--Shunem is in the territory of Issachar (Joshua 19:18), and in the plain of Jezreel (1Samuel 28:4), near Mount Gilboa. As Eusebius, describing its position carefully, calls it "Sulem," and as this variation of name is confirmed by its ready identification with the modern village of Solam, it has been conjectured (see Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, SHULAMITE), ingeniously and not improbably, that Abishag is the "fair Shulamite" of the Song of Solomon (1Kings 6:13). The conjecture certainly throws some light on the occurrences of 1Kings 2:13-25. Probably the whole notice of Abishag is only introduced on account of her subsequent connection with the fate of Adonijah.

Verse 3. - So [Heb. and] they sought (cf. Esther 2:2), for a fair [this word points to the same conclusion as "virgin" in per. 2] damsel throughout all the coasts [i.e., borders (costa = rib, side). An old writer speaks of the "coasts and quarters of heaven"] of Israel, and found Abishag [ = "Father of error." Names compounded with Ab, "father," were and are very common in the East. We have, e.g., Ab-salom in Per. 6, and Abi-athar in Per. 7] a [Heb. the] Shunammite [Shunem, a town of Issachar (Joshua 19:18), now called Solam, "a flourishing village encompassed by gardens" (Porter), and "in the midst of the finest cornfields in the,world" (Grove), lies on the lower slope of "Little Hermon," and has before it the wide plain of Esdraelon. Another Shunammite appears in the sacred history (2 Kings 4:8)] and brought her to the king. 1:1-4 We have David sinking under infirmities. He was chastised for his recent sins, and felt the effects of his former toils and hardships.
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